I am from Sicily and I started to work at Just Sicily in April 2015, thinking that it would have been just a summer internship but now I know that those first 6 months were just the beginning. I started working in the Administration department before moving in to the Reservations department, ready to help you in choosing a holiday to Sicily.
My beloved island, so different both from Sardinia and Corsica, is full of contrasts: surprising views including green hills and blue sea; big cities and little old towns full of history; archaeological sites (how not to mention the Valley of the Temples in Agrigento) and nature reserves (Lo Zingaro, in the north west, or Mount Etna, the biggest active volcano in Europe, situated in the mid-east).
If you are looking for a city break, Palermo, where I come from, will surprise you. Just four places you cannot miss there: the impressive Cathedral, the stunning Teatro Massimo, the Arab-Norman itinerary (UNESCO heritage), which is the heart of the historical centre, and Mondello beach, just 15 minutes away from the city.
When I am in Sicily, I always try to have a walk around charming Cefalù, with its beautiful beach, Medieval Cathedral, its shops and good restaurants. If it’s a romantic getaway I want to plan, I always go to Taormina: unique and romantic, overlooking Mount Etna, it is a place you will fall in love with, especially at sunset. But my favourite part of the island is definitely the South: many baroque towns to visit (my favourites are Modica and Ragusa but I do love Noto and Scicli, too) and some lovely spread out beaches, like the one in Punta Secca (yes, the Montalbano one) and in Sampieri.
Last but not least, Sicily is famous for its food: fresh fruits, vegetables, fish, its delicious desserts (you cannot miss a taste of Cannoli or Cassata while you are there), the well renowned street-food in Palermo and excellent wines (just have a glass of white Insolia or red Sirah and Nero D’Avola).
Sicily has something to offer to everyone and I cannot wait to inspire you for your next holiday to my beloved island.